Priority Repair Program

The Priority Repair Program helps Fort Worth homeowners in need of emergency or mechanical system home repairs with up to $5,000 in work. Repairs are limited to once every 12 months based on eligibility. 

What types of repairs are included?

Priority Repair Program technicians will perform a home inspection to determine if an applicant is in need of emergency repairs (highest priority one) or non-emergency mechanical system repairs (priority two). 

  • Priority One repairs will be addressed before
  • Priority Two repairs.

Priority One – Emergency Repairs

An emergency is a situation or condition that occurred recently without warning, and is considered detrimental or one that poses a threat to life and/or the health safety of occupants and requires immediate action.

Repairs are limited to :

  • Sewer line breaks
  • Fresh water line breaks
  • Gas line breaks/leaks
  • Water heaters (inoperable or unsafe units)
  • Unsafe or inoperable heating systems (inoperable or unsafe)

Priority Two – Mechanical System Failure Repairs

Conditions of deterioration that, if left unattended, will threaten the health or safety of the occupants.

Repairs are limited to:

  • Electrical System Failures
  • Roof Repairs
  • Unsafe or inoperable HVAC systems (Air Conditioning system)
  • Unstable, sagging or rotten bathroom subflooring

Program

  • The home must be located within the City of Fort Worth
  • The home must be owner occupied
  • Home will be denied if total cost of needed repairs exceeds $5,000
  • You must provide verification of household income
  • Required paperwork must be completed before home assessment
  • Total household income for all adults living in the home cannot exceed the income limits shown in the chart.

Eligibility

2021 Priority Repair & WATER Program Income Limits

Household Size Priority Repair
60% AMI
 
1 $33,960
2 $38,820  
3 $43,680  
4 $48,480 
5 $52,380
6 $56,280
7 $60,120
8 $64,020

Updated June 1, 2021

 

Apply

Apply for Priority Repair and Waterline Assistance Through Emergency Repair (WATER) program

Use the online form to apply for the Priority Repair Program.
Applications are in both English and Spanish.

 

Priority Repair & WATER Program Application

 

No individual shall be denied services solely on the basis of his or her race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation. 

Hearing and speech-impaired persons may access the program’s number by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Braille or large print copies of Priority Repair Program documents are available upon request.